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Liquibase vs Flyway: What are the differences?

Liquibase and Flyway are both Java-based database tools for refactoring and versioning; Flyway uses SQL to define database changes, while Liquibase can also use XML, YAML, or JSON.

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Pros of Flyway
Pros of Liquibase
  • 13
    Superb tool, easy to configure and use
  • 9
    Very easy to config, great support on plain sql scripts
  • 6
    Is fantastic and easy to install even with complex DB
  • 4
    Simple and intuitive
  • 1
    Easy tool to implement incremental migration
  • 18
    Great database tool
  • 17
    Many DBs supported
  • 11
    Easy setup
  • 7
    Database independent migration scripts
  • 5
    Unique open source tool
  • 4
    Database version controller
  • 2
    Precondition checking
  • 1
    Supports NoSQL and Graph DBs

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Cons of Flyway
Cons of Liquibase
  • 3
    "Undo Migrations" requires pro version, very expensive
  • 4
    No vendor specifics in XML format - needs workarounds
  • 4
    Documentation is disorganized

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What is Flyway?

It lets you regain control of your database migrations with pleasure and plain sql. Solves only one problem and solves it well. It migrates your database, so you don't have to worry about it anymore.

What is Liquibase?

Liquibase is a leading open-source tool for database schema change management. Liquibase helps teams track, version, and deploy database schema and logic changes so they can automate their database code process with their app code process.

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Why do developers choose Liquibase vs Flyway?

  • Flyway is typically used by developers who want complete control over their SQL; it’s designed to do that one thing, and to do it well.
  • On the other hand Liquibase is often cited as being a great database tool that supports many databases.
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